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We offer a range of career opportunities in the areas of labour mobility, social security coordination and also HR, finance, communication, ICT, and more

Working with us

As a decentralised agency of the European Union, the European Labour Authority (ELA) employs staff on a temporary basis (as “temporary agent” and “contract agents”). The Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS) of the EU, as well as implementing rules giving effect to these will apply to the staff of the Authority. The Authority will also host seconded national experts.

ELA offers a range of career opportunities not only for experts in labour mobility and social security, but also professionals in human resources management, finance, communication, and ICT related areas. ELA offers competitive salaries and attractive additional benefits in line with those of European Union civil servants, a dynamic international working environment and possibilities for training and development.

The European Labour Authority is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all candidates who fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria without any distinction whatsoever on grounds of nationality, age, race, gender, political, philosophical or religious conviction or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or other family situation.

Should you be interested in working for ELA, please regularly check this section to apply for open vacancies. Over the next months, the Authority will be publishing several vacancies with different profiles suitable to the start-up phase of the organisation. Please note that the ELA will only consider applications to published vacancies through the official channels indicated in each vacancy notice.

Job opportunities at ELA: go to the open vacancies.

For more information, please visit our FAQs section.

Recruitment updates

Update on 30/03/2022

The summary below provides an overview of the ongoing selection procedures organised by ELA.

VacancyProfileGrade# of submitted applicationsPre-selection phaseAssessment phase to establish reserve list
ELA/AD/2022/01Head of Sector - Finance and Procurement AD8

48

(67% male candidates/ 33% female candidates)

OngoingEstimated April - May 2022
ELA/AD/2021/14Labour Mobility OfficerAD6

175

(42% male candidates/ 58% female candidates)

OngoingEstimated May 2022
ELA/AD/2021/13Head of Sector AD8

128

(51% male candidates/ 49% female candidates)

CompletedEstimated March-April 2022
ELA/AD/2021/10Head of Cooperation and National Lisaion Officers (NLOs) Office (Head of Sector)AD9

107

(57% male candidates/ 43% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted January 2022
ELA/AD/2021/09EURES Portal Business ManagerAD7

64 

(75% male candidates/ 25% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted July 2021
ELA/CA/2021/08Human Resources AssistantCA, FG III

132

(42% male candidates / 58% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted October 2021
ELA/CA/2021/07Data Protection and Legal OfficerCA, FG IV

91

(45% male candidates / 55% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted October 2021
ELA/AD/2021/06Senior Labour Mobility OfficerAD7

191

(44% male candidates/ 56% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted October 2021
ELA/AST/2021/05Operational AssistantAST3

167

(33% male candidates/ 67% female candidates)

CompletedCompleted October 2021

Update on 21/12/2021- Extension of validity of existing Reserve List

The Appointing Authority of the European Labour Authority has decided to extend until 30th June 2022 the validity of the reserve list established at the end of the following selection procedure:

  • ELA/SNE/2021/02 - Seconded National Experts 

Update on 24/11/2021 - Extension of validity of existing Reserve Lists

The Appointing Authority of the European Labour Authority has decided to extend until 31st December 2022 the validity of the reserve lists established at the end of the following selection procedures:

  • ELA/AD/2020/006 - Budget Officer
  • ELA/AD/2020/005 - Legal Officer
  • ELA/AD/2020/009 - Communications Officer
  • ELA/AST/2021/01 - Internal Control and Audit Assistant
  • ELA/AD/2021/09   - EURES Portal Business Manager
  • ELA/AST/2021/05 - Operational Assistant
  • ELA/AD/2021/06   - Senior Labour Mobility Officer
  • ELA/CA/2021/07   - Data Protection and Legal Officer
  • ELA/CA/2021/08   - Human Resources Assistant
  • ELA/CA/2021/11   - Communication Officer

Update on 18/12/2020 - Extension of validity of existing Reserve Lists

The Appointing Authority of the European Labour Authority has decided to extend until 31st December 2021 the validity of the reserve lists established at the end of the following selection procedures:

  • ELA/AD/2019/004 - Labour Mobility Officer (AD5)
  • ELA/AD/2019/005 - Programming & Reporting Officer (AD5)
  • ELA/AST/2019/006 - Administrative Assistant (AST3)
  • ELA/AD/2020/003 - Business Manager: EURES Portal (AD 7)

Update on 17/11/2020

Following the closure of the deadline for the positions of temporary agents at ELA on 11 September 2020, the respective selection committees have now started the screening of applications. The summary below provides an overview of the application process and next steps.

VacancyProfileGrade# of submitted applicationsPre-selection phaseAssessment phase to establish reserve list
ELA/AD/2020/004Head of Unit – Labour MobilityAD9172
(62% male candidates/ 38% female candidates)
CompletedCompleted April 2021
ELA/AD/2020/005Legal OfficerAD7241
(48% male / 52% female candidates)
Completed
Completed January 2021
ELA/AD/2020/007Senior Labour Mobility OfficerAD7156
(46% male/ 54% female candidates)
Completed
Completed January 2021
ELA/AD/2020/006Budget OfficerAD5287
(59% male/ 41% female candidates)
Completed
Completed December 2020

Update on 14/09/2020

The assessment phase of the selection procedures for the positions of Head of Unit – Resources (ELA/AD/2020/001), Head of Sector – HR (ELA/AD/2020/002) and Finance and Procurement Assistant (ELA/CA/2020/002) is completed. All candidates were informed about the result.

The assessment phase of the selection procedure for Business Manager - EURES Portal
(ELA/AD/2020/003) is ongoing.

VacancyProfileGrade# of submitted applicationsPre-selection phaseAssessment phase to establish reserve list
ELA/AD/2020/001Head of Unit – ResourcesAD9143CompletedCompleted July 2020
ELA/AD/2020/002Head of Sector – Human ResourcesAD7105CompletedCompleted July 2020
ELA/AD/2020/003Business Manger – EURES PortalAD7214CompletedCompleted September 2020
ELA/CA/2020/002Finance and Procurement AssistantCA, FG III164CompletedCompleted August 2020

Update 05/05/2020

Following the closure of the deadline for the positions for temporary agents at ELA on 30 April 2020, the respective selection committees will now start the screening of applications.

For the Head of Unit – Resources positions, a total of 143 valid applications were registered. From this total, 69% were from male candidates, whereas 31% correspond to female candidates.

For the position of Head of Sector – HR, 105 valid applications were submitted before the deadline, 50% corresponding to male candidates and 50% to female candidates.

With regards to the Business Manger – EURES Portal position, a total of 214 valid applications were submitted. For this vacancy, 76% of applications correspond to male candidates, whereas 24% were from female candidates.

Update 05/03/2020

Following the closure of applications on 14/02/2020 for the vacancy of Finance & Procurement Assistant of the European Labour Authority, the selection committee has now started the scoring of applications.

A total of 164 valid applications were sent by the deadline. 61% of the total correspond to female candidates, whereas 39% correspond to male candidates.

Due to the lockdown measures, the closure of assessment centers and the cancellation of the EPSO testing windows in April and May 2020, it was not possible to invite pre-selected candidates to take the EPSO test. Shortlisted candidates are foreseen to be invited to take the test in the next available session.

A shortlist of candidates who successfully pass the EPSO test will be invited to participate in an interview with the selection committee.

Update 17/12/2019

Following the closure of applications on 06/12/2019 for the vacancy of Executive Director of the European Labour Authority, the European Commission is currently putting together a pre-selection committee to assess applications.

A total of 72 applications were sent by the deadline. 30% of the total correspond to female candidates, whereas the 70% remaining correspond to male candidates.

Following the screening of applications, as per the vacancy notice, pre-selected candidates may be requested to go through an assessment centre, and several rounds of interviews with top management of the Commission.

Update 09/10/2019

Progress is ongoing for the first vacancies of temporary agents at the European Labour Authority. The table below offers an overview of the status of the work of the respective selection committees for each of the advertised vacancies.

All candidates have been informed individually about the results of the pre-selection, for those profiles where this phase is completed. Similarly, all candidates will be informed of the status of their application once the respective selection committees have completed their work.

For the first six vacancies of temporary agents to the European Labour Authority, we received a total of 2421 valid applications. From this total, 40% of applications were from male candidates, whereas 60% correspond to female candidates. 52% of applications correspond to Slovak citizens. Italian (9%), Romanian (5%) and Greek (5%) citizens follow as the most represented nationalities of applicants.

VacancyProfileGrade# of submitted applicationsPre-selection phaseAssessment phase to establish reserve list
ELA/AD/2019/001Head of Sector - Finance & ProcurementAD7142CompletedCompleted end September 2019
ELA/AD/2019/002Head of Sector - HRAD7122CompletedCompleted end October 2019
ELA/AD/2019/003Procurement OfficerAD5367CompletedCompleted end October 2019
ELA/AD/2019/004Labour Mobility OfficerAD5509CompletedCompleted mid January 2020
ELA/AD/2019/005Programming & Reporting OfficerAD5773CompletedCompleted end March 2020
ELA/AST/2019/006Administrative AssistantAST3508CompletedCompleted mid December 2019

Update 07/08/2019

Following the closure of the deadline for the first six vacancies for temporary agents at ELA on 6 August 2019, the respective selection committees will now start the screening of applications.

Overall, a total of 2421 valid applications for these six vacancies were registered. From this total, 40% of applications were from male candidates, whereas 60% correspond to female candidates. The table below shows the number of valid registered applications, and the estimated number of candidates to be invited to the assessment phase in each case. The European Commission, on behalf of ELA, applies a policy of equal opportunities and treats applications without discrimination on any grounds.

Given the high volume of applications received, the timeframe dedicated to pre-selection may be extended beyond what is stated in the vacancy notices. Please note that it will not be possible to share any further detail to individual information requests during this period. In case of questions about the process, please consult the relevant vacancy notice or the FAQs section on ELA's website.

Please note that further updates will only be shared on ELA's website and social media channels.

Upon completion of each pre-selection process, candidates to be invited to the assessment phase will be informed via the email indicated in EU CV Online.

VacancyProfileGrade# of submitted applicationsExpected number of candidates to be invited to assessment phase
ELA/AD/2019/001Head of Sector - Finance & ProcurementAD71428
ELA/AD/2019/002Head of Sector - HRAD71228
ELA/AD/2019/003Procurement OfficerAD53678
ELA/AD/2019/004Labour Mobility OfficerAD550916-20
ELA/AD/2019/005Programming & Reporting OfficerAD57738
ELA/AST/2019/006Administrative AssistantAST350816-20

Interim positions at ELA

ELA may occasionally require additional temporary (interim) workers who will be hired through our service provider Civitta Eesti AS. Those hired by the service provider will work at ELA´s premises but will not be employed by ELA.

If you would be interested in this type of opportunity, we suggest you to register on https://civitta.com/careers

Traineeship 

The ELA traineeship programme is an opportunity for enthusiastic university graduates to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of our Units. The traineeship will last 6 months (with possibility of extension) starting October 2022 and will be based in our office in Bratislava.

How to apply?
You can find more details in the Traineeship descriptions and Call for Traineeship. When you find a profile that fits your interest and/or knowledge, make sure to read How to apply and Rules governing the traineeship programme!

The deadline for applications is the 23rd of May 2022 at 12:00 (midday, Bratislava time).  

Call for traineeship 2022

Unit descriptions:

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How to apply on EU CV online